The Perfect Cake: 5 Important Secrets
By: Nakeem Grant
Everyone loves a well made cake. Whether it is at a birthday party or a wedding, it is the last meal we consume before the night is over. For cooks, you want to make sure that this dessert is enjoyed to the fullest. In an interview with Food & Wine, cake experts Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito describe their experience on the best ways to make a great cake.
The first rule on their list was to use the best available ingredients. After putting in all that time and effort, it makes it feel worthwhile knowing that you used only the best for your cake.
Along with using the best ingredients, it would be wise to use the best equipment as well. “You don’t need anything fancy,” Lewis and Poliafito stated. In essence you don’t have to have supplies that are as flashy as the chefs you see on TV, but it makes your life a lot easier to use equipment that has good, reliable quality.
The next rule on their list is to pay attention to the room temperature. In cooking and baking, this is an important element that can affect and alter the outcome of your meal, or in Lewis and Poliafito’s case, your cake.
Their fourth rule is a common one in the culinary world, and that is to be gentle. When it comes to preparing a cake, bake it with caution and care. Lewis stated, “If you overdo it, everything starts to get tough.”
The final rule on their list is to invest in a thermometer. Lewis and Poliafito stress the temperatures that the cakes are exposed to due to the fact that it can really be the difference between a delicious dessert and poorly prepared dessert.
Most of these rules are fairly simple to follow. If you are someone that loves to savor their meals, then applying the five important rules that Lewis and Poliafito use to make their cake will ensure a great dish.